College Football Rankings according to Rivals.Com

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  1. HerkyKiller

    HerkyKiller Well-Known Member

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  2. RedBlooded

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    #2 RedBlooded, Aug 20, 2010
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    KU and colorado are up pretty high. wow Middle Tennessee and Ohio are ahead of us. in fact look at the 5 teams ahead of us. thats ridiculous
     
  3. ajk4st8

    ajk4st8 Well-Known Member

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    Depends how you rank teams...

    Better records... or better teams.

    We are better than a lot of the teams ahead of us.

    Then again, if I was doing a top 120 teams list.. I pretty much wouldnt care after 40 because the rest are all pretty equal until you get to about 90
     
  4. HerkyKiller

    HerkyKiller Well-Known Member

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    I dont think I would rank Iowa number 9.
     
  5. jsmith86

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    Tell that to USA Today and the AP. Not that they deserve it.
     
  6. HerkyKiller

    HerkyKiller Well-Known Member

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    lol its going to be funny when they dont live up to the hype.
     
  7. edr247

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    Good thing they're ranked 8th, then, huh?

    As for the rankings themselves, the main page doesn't really show much, but the preview page goes into more depth.

    http://collegefootball.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1111802

    The only thing I really disagree with is that Murray is a such an amazing kicker. Yeah, he'll be remembered for that PSU kick in '08, but there is still a lot of weak spots. First, his leg isn't all that powerful. Kickoffs don't seem to travel past the 15 yard line, and I'm not entirely sure about accuracy for longer kicks. More worrying is the fact that people have noted a change in his technique, in that he's kicking more line drive kicks (perhaps to gain power?). While he was 19 of 26 last year, he missed a field goal in each of our losses, which when you consider the scores, could have been crucial in the long run.

    As for Iowa State...
    It looks like they're ranking you guys low for the following reasons:
    1) Mistake prone QB
    2) A weak defense last year, made worse by a new LB corp, and lack of depth on the line
    3) Inconsistent kick game
    4) A tough schedule that presumably lowers expectations for the team?
     
  8. CyCrazy

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    Hopefully they dont, but I wouldnt be surprised if they do.
     
  9. azn4cy

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    I'm cool with Iowa being that high, but we are waaaaaaaay too low.
     
  10. HerkyKiller

    HerkyKiller Well-Known Member

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    :eek:Oops
     
  11. dfwcy

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    So, based on your in depth analysis of all of the d1 teams where would you place Iowa?

    If you cold add some explanation of the ranking that would be great as well.

    TIA
     
  12. HerkyKiller

    HerkyKiller Well-Known Member

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    No need to be a smart ***, I'm just voicing my opinion. And I dont like Iowa.
     
  13. sandhawk20

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    Based on your messageboard handle I have a hard time believing that. :rolleyes:

    Rankings don't mean squat in the preseason...except for the Coach's Poll which eventually factors into the BCS (which is bs if you ask me...what do the coach's know about other teams before the season starts?)
     
  14. gwoodclone

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    A couple of odd picks in their top five. Drop NU and Oregon behind UF, UT, and Iowa and then you're getting more reasonable. NU would still be overrated...CU and KU too high. ISU and KSU too low. I don't think KSU is going to be all that great, but 83rd?!?
     
  15. JY07

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    both rankings seem fine
     
  16. cyclonenate

    cyclonenate Active Member

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    I don't like Nebby at 5 at all.
    Iowa should be 11 or 12
    ISU should be exactly 50
     
  17. CycloneNC2015

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    I think we should probably be closer to the 30-40 range.
     
  18. HerkyKiller

    HerkyKiller Well-Known Member

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    Iowa is good but they arent 8th in the country good.
     
  19. WalkingCY

    WalkingCY Well-Known Member

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    This KU and CU crap. It's unreal.
     
  20. JY07

    JY07 Well-Known Member

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    they're preseason rankings... it's friday, i'm sure you could be doing something more entertaining than worrying about this
     

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